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Arthur C. Holt Jr.

June 28, 1931 ~ May 12, 2021 (age 89)


Arthur C. Holt Jr., 89, was born to Arthur and Mary (nee Repas) Holt Sr, on June 28, 1931, in Waukegan, Illinois. He passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Golden Years Nursing Home, Walworth, WI.

Arthur joined the U.S. Navy and served four years as an IC-man making first-class petty officer in less than 4 years.   He then went on to work for ATT for 35 years, retiring as a regional manager in 1985.   After his first retirement, he worked for 20 years for the Chicago Historical Society until his second retirement.   He was very active in his religious life, being a member of the Knights of Columbus, singing in the church choir with his wife Kathleen, where he frequently sang solo and served on the Marian Central school board.  In 1991, he was ordained as a Deacon in the Catholic Church and served at St. Patrick Church in Hartland for many years. He was also a member of the Harvard Moose Lodge; and was inducted along with his wife Kathleen, into the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.

On August 2, 1958, he married the love of his life, Kathleen R. Matthes at St. Gilbert’s Catholic Church in Grayslake, IL. Together they had five children: Elizabeth Seegers, Sheila Holt, Christopher (Carolyn) Holt, Patrick Holt and Michael Holt; Grandchildren Alison, Karen, Kyle, Noelle, Marisa, Cassandra, Chelsea, and Clayton; 7 great-grandchildren.  His siblings; James (Debra) Holt, Mary Lou Freundt, Tom (Tamara) Holt, and Tim (Betty) Holt; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Kathleen in 2017; son-in-law David Seegers; infant sister Mary Katherine; sister Rev Joanne Martins; and two brothers Richard and Jack Holt.

Visitation will be at St. Patrick Church, 14980 St. Patrick Road, Hartland, IL, one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.

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May 17, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Patrick Church (St. Patrick Road, Hartland)

Mass of Christian Burial
May 17, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Patrick Church (St. Patrick Road, Hartland)


Pioneer Center
McHenry IL

NISRA Foundation

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